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Winter Weather Travel Advisory Issued For Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Winter weather travel advisory for our area.

Reduced visibility in heavy wet snow and slippery conditions due to wet roads and rapidly falling temperatures this afternoon.

A sharp cold front will move through southern Ontario today bringing a burst of heavy wet snow. Wind along the front may gust as high as 70 km/h. This combination of snow and strong winds may create a period of challenging driving conditions. Local snowfall amounts of 1 or 2 cm are possible.

In addition, a sudden drop in temperature in the wake of the cold front could cause roads, sidewalks and parking lots to become slippery. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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